Australian jet plunge injures 40
Australia's national carrier Qantas portrays and prides on good safety record with world standard but recent incidents have created a bad name for it. There has been many incidents involving Qantas airlines in recent times.And this new incident will not do any good for the airlines.
A passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Western Australia after some 40 people were hurt following a "sudden change in altitude", officials say.
The Qantas Airbus A330-300 flying from Singapore to Perth with 313 people on board landed at Learmonth Airport near Exmouth after making a mayday call.
Qantas said there was no sign yet as to what caused the altitude change, but officials suspect it was turbulence.
Emergency services, including medical personnel, met the plane on landing.
Three cabin crew and more than 30 passengers sustained injuries, 15 of them serious, including fractures and lacerations, officials said.
Several people were taken to the hospital Exmouth.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service also sent two aircraft to Exmouth to help transport the injured to the state capital Perth, around 1,100km (700 miles) south of the town, if necessary.